Teddy Lovelock – T Level Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control

Teddy Lovelock is among the first cohort of students to study for a T Level in Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control. 

Teddy, aged 18, joined City College Plymouth from Scott Medical College. Prior to starting sixth form, Teddy had been hoping to become a midwife, but soon realised it wasn’t the right path  

Having heard good things about City College, Teddy attended an open day where they learnt about T Levels. As Teddy had achieved a grade 7 in maths, they were hoping to find a course that would allow them to develop their maths skills further. 

Teddy said: “My friends who had gone to City College were loving their courses whilst mine wasn’t what I was expecting. I live only a few minutes away from the College and, on learning about the T Level, I knew this was the right decision.  

“I’ve been so impressed by the staff. I have autism and they have been really understanding of my needs. I’m not always able to communicate my thoughts or emotions and they have taken the time to get to know me so they can tell if I’m finding something difficult or if I need support.  

“I appreciate being treated like an adult. We are granted a lot of independence and shown a lot of respect by staff. It has been a really good start to the course - I’ve learnt so much already. My mum can’t believe some of the knowledge I now have!” 

On completion of their T Level, Teddy is hoping to progress to the University of Plymouth or one of the College’s engineering university-level courses.